Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The study compiles data on the law enforcement, courts and administration, corrections and intermediate sanctions, criminal history records, and justice statistics of the federally recognized American Indian tribal governing bodies. The data determine which tribes have sworn law enforcement personnel and the source of authority, what the number and type of tribal court systems are, who performs the tribal detention function and what types of sanctions are imposed. It also looks at whether tribes have access to state and national criminal record systems.
These data are freely available.
U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. CENSUS OF TRIBAL JUSTICE AGENCIES, 2002. Compiled by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR04439-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2006-07-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04439.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04439.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: correctional facilities, correctional system, corrections, corrections management, demographic characteristics, inmates, jail inmates, jails, Native Americans, population characteristics, probation, substance abuse, treatment programs
Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: organization
Universe: All federally recognized American Indian tribes in the lower 48 states
Data Types: survey data
Mode of Data Collection: self-enumerated questionnaire
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2006-07-13
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